Denominacion de Origen
Towns of Larouco and Córgomo, in the Valley of Valdeorras, Province of Ourense, in the Northeast of the D.O.
Barreiros and Ferreiruscas. Located on the northern bank of the River Sil, oriented Southeast.
Barreiros: 1940; Ferreiruscas: 1970
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand.
Primarily slate soils intermixed with small quantities of quartz.
Mediterranean climate with an Atlantic influence. Very cold winters and very warm hot summers.
Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. 20% of the wine fermented with indigenous yeast in used French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L. barrels, respectively.) The rest of the wine is fermented in stainless steel.
Eight months sur lie in the fermentation vessel (20% French oak, 80% stainless steel) with battonage.
Cuvee de O Godello expresses the freshest expression of the Valdeorras’ unique slate soils and indigenous clones of Godello. Sur lie ageing and used large format barrel fermentation impart a weight and complexity to Cuvée de O that sets it apart from other young Godellos. Voted the best young white in Valdeorras by the D.O. tasting board in 2014.